Going Public: a Public Art Educational Journey

This program is a joint venture between VCUarts Qatar, College of Art's Community and Continuing Education Program, British Council Qatar, and Qatar Museums' public art department.

The program is designed to allow the community members to access the knowledge needed to develop their own public art proposals. It aims to achieve that by providing a first-hand experience of the public artwork development journey, building a better understanding of the requirement and work needed to be considered while they create their own proposal.

Who can Apply?

Artists based in Qatar aim to develop their creative careers. 

Program Outline:


An intensive workshop covering different topics such as developing the concept, writing proposals, seeking funding, and selecting locations. This workshop will be led by Sarah Forayame, the Public Arts Curator at Qatar Museums. 


Instructor: Sarah Forayame

Duration: 6 days

Dates: 21st - 28th of January 2022 


Three visits to various public art installations around Qatar, where they will be discussing the project management and implementation of each artwork, materials used, the location selected, and more. These visits will be led by Ignacio Zamora- Sanz, the Head of Projects at the Public Arts Department in Qatar Museums. 


Instructor: Ignacio Zamora - Sanz

Duration: 3 days


  • 16 Jan: NMoQ 
  • 23 Jan: M7
  • 30 Jan: Pow!Wow! Site

Time: 9:00am -10:00am


Participants get the chance to visit the studio of the artist Fatma Alshebani, and discuss the following:

  1. The process of creating the artwork.
  2. Developing a concept for the artwork.
  3. The artist’s role in the artwork's installation process.

Artist:  Fatma Alshebani 

Duration: 1 day

Dates: April (TBD)


A series of three online artists talks by established and emerging British artists.

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Program Details

  • Dates: 16 Jan, 2022 - April (TBD)
  • Type: Courses, site visits, talks.
  • Location: at VCUarts Qatar, Online, Public Art Installations 
  • Cost: Free

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